Thought we better introduce you to our starting line-up, starting with the first.
The Recipe is what inspired Sidepiece.
Family dinners would occur at my Grandparents’ every Thursday, and my Grandmother, Kathy (as she’d rather be known), would put out Shapes, Jatz, cheese, her red sugar-coated peanuts, and always her famous chilli relish. Bless.
I was a teenager, my parents already long divorced, when my dad asked if he could obtain The Recipe to Kathy’s delicious relish. Surprisingly, she handed it over and he began making and tweaking it in his own way.
It became commonplace to visit my dad or be visited by him and to have to try the latest version, perfected a little more each time. Like a mad scientist, he would make it any chance he could, and you would often hear him cackling in the kitchen late at night (ok I made that part up). Learning to make it myself is one of the reasons I love to cook so much.
The Granny-Smith doesn’t fall far from the tree, so naturally, years later, here I am making The Recipe myself. I’ve been tweaking it, making many variations of it with all kinds of fruit, chilli varieties and spices. This is the OG, which has always been made with Granny-Smith apples, and it’s too good to just keep within the family.
We use quality, locally-sourced, chemical-free produce to make this baby, only the best.
The Recipe is great with all kinds of cheese and crackers, spread it on a sandwich to give it an instant level-up, or even add it to your cooking. Mix it with Greek yoghurt, sour cream or cashew cheese to make an epic chip-dip: the possibilities are endless.
And, if you didn’t know, our product names are all nods to different music that relate to either the story, ingredients, flavour and/or colour of the product themselves. The Recipe by @kendricklamar and @drdre was naturally, the perfect vibe.
Currently available in limited quantities while we’re still working out make this in bigger batches, but is hopefully the start of many different relishes.
Welcome to the Sidepiece family.